Official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account posts image, teases Sonic related news tomorrow
Posted on 6 years ago by Zack in News, Switch | 21 Comments
The Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account has just posted a curious message. While the post was a vague image, it seems that something will come tomorrow regardless, as alongside the picture were the words “Tomorrow.” You can see the post for yourself below.
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) May 15, 2017
It seems that we’ll likely see new concept images of Sonic Forces tomorrow. That being said, nothing has been confirmed yet. Whatever it is, we’ll find out tomorrow.
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Former SEGA America CEO on Japan headquarters resenting original changes to Sonic
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 9 Comments
Sonic the Hedgehog wasn’t always the character that we know of today. Originally, series artist Naoto Ohshima came up with a design and concept that was more dark and aggressive.
SEGA America ended up pushing for a change over concerns about Sonic being unable to connect with a global audience. Because of this, Sonic lost his fangs, his girlfriend Madonna, and his band. However, SEGA Japan was apparently dissatisfied with Sonic’s updated design and pushed back when possible.
Speaking with Polygon,
“[I] think they resented the fact that we changed him from being aggressive, and having fangs and [a] very sharp personality – and to some degree a menacing personality – to being soft and friendly. I think they resented that. But I don’t know [if] I’d carry it so far as to why they didn’t do the things that should have been done. I think it might have been part of it, however.”
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Sonic gets the Build-A-Bear treatment, Tails plush and more also available
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 2 Comments
Much like Pikachu and Eevee, Sonic the Hedgehog now has his own plush from Build-A-Bear Workshop. The official website has it listed for $35. Note that this is an online exclusive bundle. It contains the 17-inch Sonic plush, gold ring accessory, and an exclusive print created by Sonic Team.
That’s not all though. Build-A-Bear is also offering a pre-stuffed, 13-inch Miles “Tails” Prower doll for $15. You can also nab a T-shirt wearable by any Build-A-Bear doll and featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles sells for $7 at retail. Last but not least, a digital sound clip playing the “Special Stage” theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is being sold for $7.
Stores will begin carrying the Sonic-related merchandise on December 3. A closer look at the goodies can be found below.
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LEGO Dimensions – Sonic launch trailer
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U | 1 Comment
Sonic the Hedgehog is out now as one of a few new packs for LEGO Dimensions. See the official launch trailer below.
Sonic movie reported to be a “hybrid CG-animated/live-action family film”
Posted on 6 years ago by Zack in News | 15 Comments
We’ve known about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie adaptation for a while now, but some new details have come to light regarding it.
As reported by Deadline, the project will be a “hybrid CG-animated/live action family film”, with Tim Miller as executive producer. Miller previously worked on the Deadpool movie, and was working on the sequel to the film until he recently left the project due to “creative differences”. He’s also the co-founder of Blur Studio, which is known for creating CGI cinematics. Alongside Miller will be script writers Patrick Casey and John Miller, both of whom handled the script for Golan the Insatiable. Neal H. Moritz will be producing the title, who was a part of the Fast and Furious film franchise. Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler is on board as director.
Miller seems quite happy to be working with Fowler on the project, and said as such:
“Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts. The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.”
You can read the full post from The Hollywood Reporter here.
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Shadow, Tails, Big the Cat, and Knuckles are in the new LEGO Dimensions Sonic pack
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 8 Comments
LEGO Dimensions is adding a new pack based on Sonic the Hedgehog next month. As it turns out, the Blue Blur isn’t the only character from SEGA’s franchise that will appear.
A tweet went out on the LEGO Dimensions Twitter account earlier today showing Shadow, Tails, Big the Cat, and Knuckles. It’s the only image we have to go off for now, but they are indeed in. You can see them all in their glorified “LEGO-ness” above.
New Sonic 3DS themes out now in North America, including a free one
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 2 Comments
It’s rare that we make a post about new 3DS themes in North America as they’re typically covered in our Nintendo Download post, but we are making one exception today. That’s because four Sonic themes are out now, and one is even free.
The theme pictured above, which is based on Sonic’s 25th anniversary, won’t cost you even a single penny. In addition to that, SEGA prepared the Sonic series: Boom Style, Sonic series: Classic Style, and Sonic series: Sonic Style themes. Each one costs $2, though you can also pick up a bundle of all three for $5.
Here’s a look at the non-anniversary themes:
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Six Sonic 3DS themes being released in Japan
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 0 comments
SEGA is preparing a new set of 3DS themes based on Sonic the Hedgehog. On Twitter, the company shared a look as to what’s coming.
We’ll be seeing one set of themes on September 28. That’ll be followed up with another set on October 19.
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Yuji Naka still wants to see Mario and Sonic co-star in an action game
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 12 Comments
Mario and Sonic have starred alongside each other in various games based on the Olympics over the years. However, that’s not what Yuji Naka – one of Sonic’s creators who has since moved on from SEGA – originally envisioned.
We’ve heard about this a bit in the past, but Naka spoke about the origins of Mario & Sonic in greater length in an interview with Famitsu. When he gave a presentation in front of Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto during the GameCube era, it was for an action game featuring the two characters. Unfortunately, that didn’t lead anywhere, but SEGA obtaining the license for the Olympics eventually led to Mario and Sonic teaming up for a game. Yet to this day, Naka still wants to see the two characters in an action title.
Here’s what Naka had to say about Mario and Sonic co-starring in titles based on the Olympics and the origins of it all:
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First in-game look at Sonic in LEGO Dimensions, level pack apparently coming in November
Posted on 6 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News | 3 Comments
It was announced a few weeks ago that Sonic would be joining LEGO Dimensions. We’ve already seen the figure, but now we have an in-game look at the character – see above.
We’re hearing some rumblings that Sonic will be offered as a new level pack in November. There should be more information floating around soon.